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***Olivier Award Winner 2016: Best New Comedy ***

Following a sell-out run at Shakespeare’s Globe, Jessica Swale’s extraordinary play Nell Gwynn now transfers to London’s West End.

Welcome to England, 1660. The Puritans have been sent packing as Charles II makes his triumphal return to London following the restoration of the monarchy. After years in France, the King brings with him an appreciation for the bawdy and the boisterous. Meanwhile, the young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges on Drury Lane. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Swale’s acclaimed play is a sparklingly entertaining take on the true story of unlikely heroine Nell Gwynn who became one of the first women actors in England, winning the love of the public and of the King in the process. Starring the award-winning Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, The Duchess of Malfi, Made in Dagenham) as the ‘witty and pretty’ Nell (or so said Samuel Pepys), the hilariously funny and deliciously ribald Nell Gwynn is not to be missed.

Playing at the Apollo Theatre from February, book your Nell Gwynn tickets today. 


'This West transfer is a triumph... a stellar event that sends ripples through the theatrical cosmos’
‘Arterton was born to play the part’

‘an absolute lifts you up and puts a smile on your face’

‘Gemma Arterton sparkles’ 

Nell Gwynn reviews

467 reviews
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3 May 2016

All all-round dazzling performance by Gemma Arterton and her supporting cast. Funny, cleaver, witty and brilliantly acted - one of the best theatre performances I have ever seen!! Worth every single penny and would go again.

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1 May 2016

Wonderful cast - was in "stitches" for the majority of the show. Gemma Arterton was superb

Jemima Puddleduck
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30 Apr 2016

Lovely performance from Gemma Artterton (sp?) in this fun play. She manages to be the star but as part of the company - never a diva and completely natural - everyone gets a chance to shine a bit. Great fun and bawdy without being vulgar. The spaniel was also fabulous!

Barbara D
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30 Apr 2016

Mildly entertaining, reminded me why 'off West End' theatres often offer better productions, better seating, better value for money and a more intimate atmosphere where the audience can really engage with the actors. However, I thought that the set was beautifully designed.

theatre buff
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30 Apr 2016

Why is this show coming off? Its fantastic!! Beautifully written, exemplary performances, great music excellent choreography, brilliant set and plenty of 'bums on seats' What more does it take?



Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after booking. 


2h 35m

How Does It Work

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If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Suitable For Children

12+ Contains references of a sexual nature.

Where Do I Go

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.

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